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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

True Love Never Waits

Nine out of ten people, both men and women, had premarital sex, even back in the 1940s.

Finer said the likelihood of Americans having sex before marriage has remained stable since the 1950s, though people now wait longer to get married and thus are sexually active as singles for extensive periods.

The study found women virtually as likely as men to engage in premarital sex, even those born decades ago. Among women born between 1950 and 1978, at least 91 percent had had premarital sex by age 30, he said, while among those born in the 1940s, 88 percent had done so by age 44.

“The data clearly show that the majority of older teens and adults have already had sex before marriage, which calls into question the federal government’s funding of abstinence-only-until-marriage programs for 12- to 29-year-olds,” Finer said.


Anonymous Corporal Kate said...

SEX? Oh the horror of it all!

Y'know, I ain't a scientist, but it seems pretty obvious that men and women would be just as likely to do the horizontal mambo before marriage.

Think about it.

Who do ya think those guys were boppin'?

They weren't ALL pokin' goats, y'know.

Like this one time, at band camp...


December 20, 2006 6:00 AM  
Blogger Rev. Barking Nonsequitor said...

That must be awfully wrong. According to my mother - who incindently knows the BEST way to live- when she was dating in the 40's noone ever thought about "doing it".

Must be true since my father is silent on the subject.

I'll tell ya, kids nowadays.......

December 20, 2006 12:29 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Yes, horrors! Grandma had feelings. Ted Haggard has feelings. We all have feelings. Even dinosaurs did it. And these feelings don't color inside the lines of the creationist coloring book. *Gasp!*

Is that the same camp where that old goat Humbert Humbert found out that Lolita was *gasp* not a virgin? (I guess it wasn't a band camp...)

December 20, 2006 12:30 PM  
Blogger bigdumbchimp said...

HOLY CRAP in the CATHOLIC HOLY WATER. Rev. Barking nonsequitur must be a long lost tree (or zoo) mate of mine!

December 22, 2006 1:07 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

I am happy to bring you gents together!

December 22, 2006 1:23 PM  

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